Lemon and herb chicken pieces

It’s the homemade lemon and herb marinade that gives this chicken a burst of fresh, zingy flavour while tenderising it too.

1 hour (plus marinating time)

Serves 8


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  • Juice (120ml) of 2 lemons + grated peel of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup (125ml) olive oil blend
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • ¼ punnet (5g) each fresh mint and dill
  • ½ punnet (10g) each fresh coriander and parsley
  • 1 tsp (5ml) wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp (5ml) ground cumin


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • Fresh mint, dill and lemon wedges, for serving



  • 1 cup (250g) PnP double cream plain yoghurt
  • ½ cucumber, grated or diced
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • Juice of ½ lemon



  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Season chicken pieces well and toss in marinade.
  3. Place in fridge to marinate for 4 hours, removing it from 1 hour before braaiing to come to room temperature.
  4. Prepare medium-hot coals.
  5. Brush excess marinade from chicken and braai until well-charred and crispy on the outside and cooked on the inside, 28-35 minutes.
  6. Combine tzatziki ingredients.
  7. Serve chicken on a platter with tzatziki, topped with herbs and lemon wedges.


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